Tucked securely into the scenic Missouri River Valley, Hermann is a tiny picturesque village worthy of occupying the front of postcards. Adding to its charm is the village19th-century streets and architecture, as well as the stunning sunsets that the area is known for. The locals are friendly and welcoming, making the village a great place to spend a relaxing vacation.
Visitors can embark on a relaxing stroll around various parts of Hermann by taking any of the city's iconic walking tours: Bayer Walking Tour which is self-guided, Hermann City Park Walking Tour, and Hermann Riverfront Walking Tour, or taking a hike on The Katy Trail which is found in Katy Trail State Park.
Visitors can also make their way along the Hermann Wine Trail which stops at seven unique wineries, take a an hour to admire exhibits showcasing Hermann life 150 years ago at the Historic Hermann Museum at the German School, watch a Civil War reenactment at Hermann Farm, or go zip lining through the forest at Zip Zorb.
Opportunities to shop are abundant in Hermann, with the city housing the ever-popular Hermann Attic Antique Mall, which is home to a number of vendors selling unique antiques such as jewelry, cookware, vinyl records, and home decor that is perfect for adding a unique - and temporary - touch to one of Hermann's modern vacation rentals. The French Bee is another great shop, selling soaps, candles, clothing, and home decor, as is Topiaries which sells plants, flowers, and garden accessories such as blow glass bird feeders.
The best time to visit Hermann is during the summer months of June to September when the weather is warm and sunny.
Food in Hermann is diverse and there's something tasty around every corner. Hermann Wurst Haus specializes in gluten-free German cuisine, Vintage Restaurant serves traditional American BBQ food like pulled pork and sweet potato waffle fries, while Sugar Mommas satisfies your sweet tooth with its homemade cakes, ice cream, and souvenirs.
Every year Hermann hosts Wurstfest, which is a celebration of the beloved German sausage. The festival includes sausage sampling, sales, sausage making competitions, dancing, traditional German music, and the Wiener Dog Derby.
Visiting families can spend the day watching both movies and live, on-stage performances at the Community Showboat Theatre, or tour historic German homes such as the Pommer-Gentner House and Carl Strehly House at Deutscheim State Historic Site. For a nature fix, families can go biking on the city's various forest paths and paved trails. Families with a passion for nature can enjoy a weekend camping at Hermann City Park Campgrounds which features a bathhouse complete with toilets and showers.